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English definition of “run in the family”

run in the family

If a quality, ability, disease, etc. runs in the family, many members of the family have it: Intelligence seems to run in that family. We're all ambitious - it seems to run in the family.
(Definition of run in the family from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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